27 August 2013

belated congratulations

to Danesh Singh, for successfully defending his dissertation:

“Health as an Ethical Category in the thought of Nietzsche and Zhuangzi”

19 August 2013

SPEL Orientation


11:00 am-12:00 pm
New students meet with Professor Hassoun who will provide an overview of the program and answer any questions.
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
All SPEL students (new and continuing) and faculty will meet together.  Lunch will be provided.
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
Students meet with faculty advisors
2:00 pm-5:30 pm
Professor Hassoun will be meeting individually with students by appointment.

all in Library North, Room 1324C

LN 1324C (fka PSPC-C) is in the NE part of the LN complex -- i.e., it's across from (west
of, not opposite the front door of) the Computer Center.  you can get
there by going to the basement level of LN and going east, or you can
go in through the door at ground level.

stupid shit

bulletproof whiteboards

anti-cheating hats

18 August 2013

SAGP draft program is up

Gina, Carlos, Allison, and Tony are on it


15 August 2013

a friend who owes you money

Humanities! Science is not your enemy, it’s a friend who owes you money

mostly about UK context, but
follow link to Crooked Timber

13 August 2013

13-14 Professional Development Workshop Schedule

FALL 2013

12 SEPT Preparing for the Market

17 OCT The Dossier

14 NOV Interviewing

12 DEC Internet Presence


27 FEB Getting Published

27 MAR Course Materials

24 APR Going to Conferences

Fall Colloquium schedule

FALL 2013

26 SEPT Erin Taylor, Cornell University

5:00PM – 7:00PM

10 OCT Serene Khader, SUNY Stony Brook

5:00PM – 7:00PM

7 NOV Joel MacClellan, Binghamton University

5:00PM – 7:00PM

12 August 2013


Students select or reject majors based in large part on the quality of the first college instructor they have in the discipline, new research finds.

Inside Higher Ed

05 August 2013

economic development

let's say that flourishing research universities promote local economic development.

is that because universities serve as incubators for high-tech companies by fostering public-private business partnerships?

or because people spend a lot on universities, universities spend a lot on research, and universities provide educations?

one could spend $323m on tax exemptions for businesses located near universities, and $140m on advertising, and see how that works.

or one could spend on the universities and stuff. (no link)